Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore gained critical acclaim and popular success with his 1989 documentary Roger & Me, a groundbreaking account of the economic devastation that his hometown of Flint, MI faced when General Motors began closing automotive plants in the Midwestern city. The outspoken activist went on to make some of the most exhaustive yet compelling documentaries of our time, including Fahrenheit: 9/11, Sicko and Bowling for Columbine.
Watch Moore’s recent conversation where he discusses his new memoir Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, and check out his films below as a primer for his role as a “Remaking America” panelist.
Explore Moore’s Work
1) Roger & Me (1989)
FROM WARNER BROS.: “this is a highly personal, wryly humorous look at the closing of several General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan, the hometown of filmmaker Michael Moore (Emmy-nominee for “TV Nation”), which resulted in the elimination of 35,000 jobs.”
2) The Big One (1998)
Moore’s 1998 film follows his Downsize This! book tour through the Midwest, as well as his attempts to call Fortune 500 companies to task.
3) Bowling for Columbine (2003)
FROM MGM: “Bowling for Columbine is an alternately humorous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, about the violent soul of America.”
4) Fahrenheit: 9/11 (2001)
Moore’s 2001 film examines the Bush administration’s response to the events of September 11.
5) Sicko (2007)
In 2007, Moore took on the subject of the American healthcare crisis by highlighting the nation’s 47 million uninsured, as well as the struggle that the insured face when seeking quality care and treatment.
6) Capitalism: A Love Story (2010)
Moore’s most recent film returns to the subject of corporate dominance and examines its impact on the American people.